Rhetoric of the realm
Monarchy in New Zealand, political rhetoric and adjusting to the end of empire
in Rhetorics of empire
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This chapter explores the aspects of the remnants and lineage of the Crown in New Zealand political rhetoric. It also explores how the language of monarchy has been popularized and indigenized during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth's accession served also to re-emphasise connections in culture, conventions and kin with the United Kingdom. Maori rhetoric towards the Crown over grievances throughout the colonial era and to the present is rich in emotive and justice seeking language. After the decolonization of the British Empire, the decline in importance of New Zealand's relations with the United Kingdom and the search for an identity more grounded in the Pacific, the monarchy, nonetheless, endures. The value of regal rhetoric was the cultural value earned from the citizenry without any need to give practical effect to the constitutional monarchy.

Rhetorics of empire

Languages of colonial conflict after 1900


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